We’ve collected the best Kid Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Chris Rock, Vanessa Ferlito, Robert Downey, Jr., J. C. Watts, Steven Wright. Use them as an inspiration.
I was a club kid. I was on the cover of ‘New York’ magazine and discovered like that.
All I want, and I think all any parent with a semblance of a moral psychology wants, is for my kid to have his own experience, uninhibited.
I’m not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one’s skin color or one’s gender, I think it should be done based on one’s need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid.
Mental toughness is a lifestyle. It’s something that you live every single day of your life. When I was growing up, I was a lazy kid. I was a lazy kid, and everybody goes, ‘How did you get to where you’re at today? How did you get to where you’re running 200 miles at one time in 39 hours? Being so disciplined?’
When I was a kid, I thought I would be an entrepreneur and maybe at some point go into law school.
There were times when we couldn’t even go to the movies, when I was a kid, because there wasn’t enough money.
I always said I wanted to be a great athlete, ever since I was an overweight little kid. I just love competing in any kind of athletics.
When I was a kid growing up, I used to watch ‘DuckTales.’
My father was also a painter – actually, a traditional Chinese painter. His personality is pretty timid and cautious. Like him, I was growing up as a cautious kid.
It was always a dream for me as a kid to become the No 1 DJ in the world.
Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.
When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up.
I just love cars; I’ve been like that since I was a kid. It’s an infatuation because we grew up poor. Cars was something we were always trying to get.
I was definitely not the cocky kid. I was probably on the other end of the spectrum – I was quiet. I remember a time when there was a skills competition, and I think I was five, and I was so nervous to even compete that I chose not to do the skating part.
I smoked some pot as a kid, but I just never did drugs.
There are people who take fashion at different levels, but personally, I’m just a kid with it.
When I was a kid, I used to pretend to be Bond; I used to make up scenarios and irritate my sister and annoy my mother and father pretending to be someone else, so I kind of was already acting when I was a child. I just didn’t really know it.
The day I was born, I knew I was going to act! Okay, that can sound a bit exaggerated, but I knew I want to enter films when I started understanding the world of films and saw my father going on sets. Maybe when I was just a kid.
The first good player I watched as a kid was Joe DiMaggio, and that was like ballet. Since then, I played sandlot and college ball and came to understand how difficult it can be.
In some ways, I’m still a kid from Missouri and Oklahoma, and I’m trying to find my way.
There’s a bit of the kid in me.
Tactically, technically, physically, mentally he was the best. A lot of things that I learnt was from Pele’s sticker albums: how to head, how to shoot the ball. It was like a step-by-step guide. I learnt from Pele as a kid.
The great joy of doing ‘The Daily Show‘ for me is that I get to sit on the fence between cultures. I am commenting on the absurdity of both sides as an outsider and insider. Sometimes I’m playing the brown guy, and sometimes I’m not, but the best stuff I do always goes back to being a brown kid in a white world.
The most fascinating thing for me is that ‘Peter Pan’ is a fairy tale, but now, this Filipino kid is a part of the folklore. Can you imagine telling the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty‘ or ‘Cinderella,’ and all of a sudden there’s a Filipino kid in there after all these years?
Sometimes I was in school plays, but only when the kid they’d originally picked got sick and they asked me to substitute.
It’s not just the kid who’s spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it’s also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it’s more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with UFOs in particular, and the paranormal.
My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important.
As a kid, I was always pretending to score the goal in the FA Cup final, and I managed to live my dream.
I’m just a kid from a small town. Not many people make it from there. Shout out to Whitnall.
Bullying is something every kid in public, parochial, or private school has witnessed by graduation. While unfortunate, it is part of growing up.
Thrift shopping is really just an extension of me being that same kid and going into a place that’s completely unconventional that has really endless possibilities in terms of outfits that you can put together and really just expressing yourself.
Any kid who grew up with an alcoholic parent will tell you how nauseating it feels never to know what it will be like when you come home.
The very first video experience I had was in high school. They brought a black-and-white closed-circuit surveillance camera into the classroom. I will never forget, as a kid, looking at that image.
I felt more comfortable playing other people than being myself, when I was a kid. And then, the tables turned. Through my performances, I’ve become more comfortable with who I am, and then I just bring more of myself into the people that I play.
Playing for Juventus is something you dream about when you’re a kid.
Athletics are not my wheelhouse because sports were mean to this uncoordinated kid growing up, a 6-foot-2 14-year-old who never could do a layup.
I don’t drink coffee. I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my entire life. That’s something you probably don’t know about me. I’ve hated the taste since I was a kid.
I had paralyzing fear as a kid. I couldn’t watch horror movies, nothing. The funny thing is I got so sick of being afraid that I started doing it deliberately and instead of being afraid in my bed I would sit up on my bed and say, ‘ok, come on, show yourself, do it.’
Britney Spears was an incredible dancer. That kid was amazing.
You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.
As we say in the hood, I’m a stoop kid.
I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale.
I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I’ve got opinions, but they’re opinions on both sides – not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It’s absolutely ignorant.
I watch a lot of movies. I’ve watched movies since I was a kid. My dad brought me to the theater once a week. Always – it was a must. So I think that influenced me a lot to be an actor.
My coach from the time I was a kid was a specialist of hard courts. He teach me a different forehand than the rest of Argentinian players. That’s why I am able to work better on hard courts.
I played football for a long time when I was a kid, and then I went to art college and turned my back on it. Because of that, my toes are mangled; they’ve been broken. They’re like hooves or talons. They’re disgusting. I’d never get them out.
You just remember back when you were watching as a kid and going, ‘Man, Sting’s so cool,’ and now I’m wrestling the guy. It’s breathtaking.
I was a smart kid. I went to private school in middle school and got kicked out.
When I was a kid doing television, they’d stick a leather jacket on me, and I would be the thug.
I was a very serious child who never got to enjoy life to the fullest like a normal, healthy kid.
I was a nerdy punk-rock kid.
I never had a desire to be famous… I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses… You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid. Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else. And I still sort of have that.
I’m like a kid: I love dessert.
You see, when I was young, I loved playing football. But where I grew up in southern Nigeria, it was kind of like a ghetto. It was a tough place to be a kid. You had to work very hard to make a living there, and my family did not have the extra funds to buy a real ball.
My mom says that when I was a little kid, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor, but I don’t remember that.
We would not have rock and roll without Chuck Berry, and when I first heard Chuck Berry, I fell in love with that music, and when I saw him, I changed my whole career trajectory that I was on as a kid.
Being on a book tour is like being on the seesaw when you’re a little kid. The excitement is in having someone to play with, and in rising up in the air, but then you’re at the mercy of those holding you down, and if it’s your older brother, or Paul Wolfowitz, they leap up, so that you crash down and get hurt.
I was a shy kid but also very mischievous. Because I looked super innocent, no one could really call me out on my pranks.
I’m seeing the world partially through the eyes of a kid. Not all the time. There’s no black and white to it. But sometimes I’m seeing it like I’m 4.
Jason Voorhees was a kid who was picked on at summer camp, and Michael Myers was someone vilified by his own family. I think that’s why gay people like horror movies, because it’s seeking revenge on the privileged.
I was acting since I was a kid, going to drama classes and being involved in every school play and musical that I could get my hands on, so it was something that was a part of me from a very early age.
A kid in Minecraft can build a world and inhabit it through play. We have the possibility to build the world that we want to inhabit.
I wasn’t shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid.
I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.
I hope that somewhere in Small Town, U.S.A., a 15-year-old kid looks to me as a role model the way I looked at the Indigo Girls and Elton John as role models.
Twitter is the new rock magazine of the modern age. When I was a kid, we had magazines and journalists and interviews and articles and pinups and posters to follow our favourite artists. Nowadays? Twitter is actually the new rock magazine.
This may sound strange but I had dreams as a kid of doing exactly what I ended up doing in my life.
I’m one of those people that makes a better adult than I did a kid.
I wasn’t a kid who won every tournament I was playing, and I think that helped me – it motivated me a lot to know what it felt like not to win.
Let’s face it. No kid in high school feels as though they fit in.
For those of you who aren’t aware I am Jewish, the name might have given it away, and there were no other Jewish kids on my football team, so it was an adjustment for me because the kids didn’t exactly love the fact that there was a Jewish kid taking their spot.
As a kid, I got teased about my unibrow. Now I love my brows.
I grew up, a kid in New Jersey.
My kid was a great baseball player. I thought I had it made. Front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. Then he turned sixteen and wanted to be a rapper.
I’m a fun-loving guy. I enjoy my life. I have a big kid inside me.
Self-discovery is so important in identity processing: who you hang out with, what clothes you wear, what shows you see. As a kid, I found out about things through friends. I would go to hardcore shows with 50 people.
I worried too much when I was a kid.
Most people don’t even know what a trombone is. It’s not that popular as a front instrument… I picked it up and fell in love with it as a kid. It’s a difficult instrument, but I like doing things that seem impossible.
Sometimes you think about the job that we, as actors, do. I take it very seriously, and I care very much about it, but I’m paid to make believe. When you’re a kid, you go to your friend’s house, and it’s, ‘Let’s pretend we’re both cowboys!’ Without belittling it, that’s basically what I do – I tell stories.
What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.
When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time.
I’m fulfilling my dreams that I had as a kid every single day.
The stereotypical gay man is someone whose company I enjoy, someone who makes me laugh, someone I’d want my kid to be. The stereotypical gay woman makes me insecure, conscious of my failings as a feminist.
I’m unbelievably ticklish. When I was a little kid, my sisters would hold me down and tickle me until I peed my pants.
I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.
From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion.
I was always taught, even as a kid, playing against grown men, you get better.
I always doodled as a kid while I was talking on the phone or watching TV.
My rap name as a kid was Big Tasty.
As with real families, my fictional family on ‘Life Goes On‘ had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me, because I was a pretty happy kid who didn’t have much to cry about.
I have always loved fashion since I was a kid and customized my school uniforms.
Being a pastor‘s kid comes with a lot of pressure and scrutiny. A lot of my dad’s sermons were about respect. It was a beautiful way to be taught about love and two people being equal.
For ‘Regulate,’ I was at home, and I came up with it. I was listening to Michael McDonald‘s ‘I Keep Forgettin’.’ It was a record that I always loved, from being a kid and my parents playing it when they had their company of friends over. It was a record that just stuck in my head, and it just felt good.
This generation is so dead. You ask a kid, ‘What are you doing this Saturday?’ and they’ll be playing video games or watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing something creative. Kids today never say, ‘Man, I’m really into remote-controlled steamboats.’
Manchu Manoj is like a kid brother to me.
I probably felt most out of place as a young kid growing up in Sri Lanka. My mental world was somewhere else, partly because of reading and daydreaming.
I seriously love to cook… My grandmother was an amazing cook. As a kid I used to help her make handmade pasta, Cavatelli and Ravioli. It was one of my favorite things to do. I love the idea of making whatever is in the fridge into something.
When I was a kid, I never did funny things to get attention. I was never a funny person. I was never, like, ‘Oh, wow. I could say this some day on stage.’
I’m just a kid – I’ve got a lot of stuff to do yet.
I’m not a kid anymore. And I’m excited for all the amazing things to come.
As a kid, I came to Kolkata many times.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
I don’t think any movie is going to make some kid run out and have sex.
I know I wouldn’t be a New York Yankee if it wasn’t for my mom: the guidance she gave me as a kid growing up, knowing the difference from right and wrong, how to treat people and how to go the extra mile and put in extra work, all that kind of stuff.
Don’t live vicariously through your kids or try to shape them into who you wanted to be, like the popular kid or an athlete. Children should be given the opportunity to be themselves.
Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you – make you dream.
There was a show I loved as a kid: ‘The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt.’
Pop music means everything to me. I’ve been listening to pop since I was kid, running home from school to watch Britney Spears and Spice Girls and Christina Aguilera music videos, and it felt like it was a world to escape to for me personally.
The problem is there’s still a big kid inside me who likes to have fun. I am passionate about my cricket and I love my family, but I’m also a kid and maybe I need to grow up… And maybe I don’t.
P.E. was my life in school. Without it, I wouldn’t be standing here. It gave me confidence when I was an overweight kid with a speech impediment.
If I can help a kid feel more comfortable in their skin because they’re struggling with maybe the things I struggled with in high school, that’s great.
Having red hair is never good when you’re a kid. I was picked on a lot and didn’t have a lot of friends. But I think that gave me a thick skin and helped make me a better person.
I was always the smallest role in community theater and school plays. I always had two lines – I was the kid that came on stage and said one thing and then left, and that was my part for the play.
I was a pretty delinquent little kid. My folks and I didn’t get along, so I basically moved out… put myself through high school and then college by working. I’m only a half-year short of a degree in history.
When I began my career, I was constantly referred to as the kid who could play the blues.
I think being Jewish has been covered really well but almost nothing about being fundamentalist Protestant. For years, I’ve had a movie in my mind called ‘Total Immersion’ that looks to my life as a kid where you’re immersed in this different worldview from almost everybody around you.
I was a nothing kid. Not particularly good. Not particularly bad.
I never figured I’d go into the Hall of Fame. A kid from the Hill.
Anime is something I loved to watch as a kid.
My dad left when I was a little boy and I grew up with my mother’s family. There were foundations in the U.S. where Jewish people got together and sent money to Cuba, so we got some of that. We were a poor family, but I was always a happy kid.
I miss Broadway! I’m still a theatre kid, don’t worry!
I have lexical-gustatory synesthesia. I can taste, and always have tasted, words. I remember when I was a kid and learning to read I mentioned to my mom that certain words I was learning tasted certain ways, thinking everyone was like that, and didn’t understand why she didn’t get what I was saying.
It was really tough as a kid going to a Braves game. It was a guaranteed loss. You’re looking at 100 losses a year. I was a huge baseball fan, played it for quite a while. But when ’91 happened, with Smoltz and Glavine, it turned around, and I will say it made it pretty sweet.
I don’t pay attention to the number of birthdays. It’s weird when I say I’m 53. It just is crazy that I’m 53. I think I’m very immature. I feel like a kid. That’s why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can’t do certain things anymore – like doing the plank for 10 minutes.
I got the chance to do things that I dreamed of when I was a kid: I got to travel around the world; I had my own ‘Goosebumps‘ attraction at Disney World; I’ve been on TV and had three TV series.
When I was a kid, I used to sneak down the stairs when my folks were listening to ‘The Witch‘s Tale’ and ‘Inner Sanctum’ on the radio. I went to see ‘Frankenstein‘ in the movie theater and got the pants scared off of me.
The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.
I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
When I was a kid, everyone wanted to be cowboys and Indians.
Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can’t do every dream that I have.
Not only was I the only black kid and the only poor kid, but my parents were transcendental meditation devotees, and I live in an ashram for a good portion of my childhood.
My kid was a great baseball player. I thought I had it made. Front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. Then he turned sixteen and wanted to be a rapper.
When I was a kid and I’d be in trouble. I’d ask God to help me, and then once the fire was out, I wouldn’t talk to Him anymore. When I got older, I began to find I needed some help spiritually, just to function.
I just enjoyed bar mitzvahs as a kid, and there was this company in the Detroit area where I grew up, and I think they recruited me as a party dancer – you know, like, you dance around and pass out glow sticks. I quickly rose in the ranks and, within a year, became an emcee, which was kind of unheard of.
I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.
When you grow up Jewish, you are exposed at a very young age to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism and its extreme manifestation in the Holocaust. I spent a lot of time as a little kid wondering how something like that could happen.
You can’t be the dad who takes your kid out after your wife has said, ‘No ice cream,’ buys the ice cream, and says, ‘Don’t tell your mother.’ You teach the child to lie – and to disrespect the other parent.
We had a kid. The kid was awesome. She didn’t fall asleep easily. We complained about it. We got frustrated. But we didn’t look for an out. We just accepted that this was part of parenting.
You know, I was a kid when I went into ‘Coronation Street’ and I had an amazing time. I got some fantastic opportunities from Corrie and from ‘Soapstar’ and I’d never say they did anything other than help me.
I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I’m a kid myself.
Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant – even if they wanted to be one?
When you are a kid, you are beset by fears, and you think, ‘I’ll solve the fear by living forever and becoming a movie star.’
That professionalism comes from what I’ve watched people do on the set. I’m just trying to be as respectful to the environment, as they have been. I think I still act like a kid. I just try to be as professional as I can.
I was a musical theater kid in high school.
If my kid couldn’t draw I’d make sure that my kitchen magnets didn’t work.
As a kid at the World’s Fair in 1965, I missed seeing the big global population clock roll over from 2,999,999,999 to 3 billion – I was really disappointed.
I was a fat little kid with a speech impediment. I used to get beat up, not just picked on.
Me and my sister made up a game called ‘Milky Cow’. We were on holiday in France when I was 12, and there was a kid who had bovine features, and every time we went past her, we’d say, ‘There’s Milky Cow’.
I played pretend games as a kid, army, whatever, but I never wanted to be an actor.
I was a wild, mischievous kid, and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I’d try to reenact it.
I was a rotten kid. My excitement came from seeing what I could get away with.
When I was a young kid, my father was a big fan of Hollywood movies. He would make me watch movies with him, and he would explain the story and characters to me.
I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.
I was a fan of DMC but I was captivated by Run’s style, I wanted to be the man. As a kid, when somebody got that kinda influence over a child… you know how strong that can be.
I’m such a kid at heart.
Getting past my early 20s, I feel a bit more maturity and responsibility about that stuff. You get a good feeling from doing something good. You see a kid and you make his day, you realise the power of it. Whereas before, I was like, ‘That’s cool, whatever.’ But now, that’s what I’m most appreciative of.
I’ve always had a foot in everything. As a kid, I was active in sports and theater. Now, I’m learning I have to focus a bit. I’m trying to get to next projects, like writing a screenplay. Once that comes together, I could put my mind to another book – maybe a fun kids’ book.
My political views have since I was a kid someway or another reflected the concerns of Tea Party movement.
As we get older, we tend to become more risk averse because we tend to find reasons why things won’t work. When you are a kid, you think everything is possible, and I think with creativity it is so important to keep that naivety.
When I was a kid, I had a period in my life when I was eight or nine when I was so scared of dying that I wouldn’t go out of our house for a whole year. I refused to step out of the door because I thought something would happen. I had all these compulsive thoughts or whatever, and my head was really messed up.
I remember when I was 33 or 34, it was devastating because I realized I wasn’t a kid anymore. The great thing about 40 was that I really felt like I had life experience and knew what I was doing now.
When I was a kid, nobody in my family had a car. And I didn’t have many toys. The only toys I had were the ones I would steal.
When I was four or five, I had an older brother who got paralyzed from the neck down in junior high school. Some kid did a wrestling fall on him and hit his spine. We had to take care of him. I went from being the baby to not really being the baby anymore.
My mom is actually a former prima ballerina, and all the women in my family are associated either with dance or choreography or acting, so I’m very lucky in a way because I grew up in a family of artists. I’ve been dancing since I was a little kid.
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
I change my socks often, because I had bad bouts of athlete’s foot fungus infections as a kid. I may be able to change socks less frequently and not get the fungus. But, I’d rather not run the test to determine just how infrequently I could change socks. I don’t feel superstitious about it.
I would watch the Oscars and every award show with my parents. I would make lists of who was going to win. I’d be doing Oscar predictions months ahead of time, and not only for the Oscars, for the Grammys. This is just what excited me as a kid.
Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me.
I was a poor kid. I came from nothing. We didn’t have any money; a lot of times we didn’t have any food, and now, all of a sudden, I’m a superhero in a Marvel movie? Talk about the American dream, man – I’m living it.
Learning to drive is a scary thing for a parent. I had to basically lie to get the keys when I was a kid.
I started off as a kid who didn’t care what my education was.
When I was a kid, and I was watching TV, I just loved it so much that I wanted to crawl into that TV.
I’ve always been a thrift store kid.
You don’t enter politics when you come to parliament. I was getting politics for breakfast, dinner and tea when I was a little kid.
Every parent wants to do what’s best for their child. Whatever I can afford, I’m going to get my kid the best education I can get.
As a kid, my favorite adventures were to skip school and go into the sewage drains and talk to the turtles and open up packs of Topps Stadium Club baseball cards.
My grandfather, Arthur Baskerville, he played and still plays a little bit piano and trombone, and so when I was a kid, I always heard jazz around the house, but I also went to his gigs, whether it be a Saturday brunch in my hometown Columbus, Ohio. We’d go and hear him play with some of the local musicians.
When I was a kid, I wasn’t looking at the small-budget films myself. I was looking at ‘James Bond‘ and all the major films, so I still have that energy. I still love those films.
I was a shy kid but also very mischievous. Because I looked super innocent, no one could really call me out on my pranks.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated by the Arthurian Legend, and, you know, the notion of nobility in battle and the – the notion of chivalry.
I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up, my father would make up these stories about how he and my mother met and fell in love, and my mother would tell me these elaborately visual stories of growing up as a kid in New York, and I was always so enrapt.
I was a comedy fan when I was a little kid.
I always was a weird child. My mother told me the story that, in kindergarten, I would come home and tell her about this weird kid in my class who drew only with black crayons and didn’t speak to other kids. I talked about it so much that my mother brought it up with the teacher, who said, ‘What? That’s your son.’
I wasn’t a bad kid. I was a good kid. But I had gotten in a lot of fights ’cause in the neighborhood I grew up in, that wasn’t equated with bad behavior almost. I mean, we’d fought like it was another game. ‘You wanna play stick ball today?’ ‘Nah, let’s go fight.’
Even when I was a kid, I always sort of identified myself with Keith Richards and Slash more than the singers of the bands.
I think that the opportunity to be a kid another year and not have to not worry about the responsibilities of paying bills, and worry about getting an agent and worry about getting an accountant was important.
Always remember your kid’s name. Always remember where you put your kid. Don’t let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers… for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces.
Personally, I was never the cool kid. I was always sort of a bookworm.
My dad was an immigrant kid and a Democrat and a Jew, and we didn’t know any Republicans in our group. So I grew up Democratic. My dad was a labor lawyer – a very hardworking guy, a one-horse labor lawyer – and then I went to hippie college and lived in the bubble.
I was a kid living in New Jersey, who – I’d wanted to make movies since I was a little kid, so that came before music for me. But I started playing drums just as a hobby, and I wasn’t even really into jazz that much.
I’ve been entertaining since I was kid.
The day I showed up to South Carolina to work, I was with my kid and my ex and our dog and Kirk was hanging with this weird guy and I kind of defined the two of them by his friend and made a vow to avoid him.
If I’m about to forget my kid’s birthday, I want the phone to scream at me until I do something about it.
As an adolescent, Spider-Man was what got me through tough times in terms of being a skinny kid.
I was a naughty kid.
Even as a kid, classmates asked pointed personal questions about my family. I have conditioned myself to handle it with maturity.
If you’re a preacher’s kid, you see the church differently.
I watched so many movies when I was a kid, and I’d watch them over and over.
When I was a little kid, I simply loved music and enjoyed expressing myself with my body.
I didn’t go to the cinemas a lot as a kid.
So many people treat you like you’re a kid so you might as well act like one and throw your television out of the hotel window.
When it comes to romance, I’m really simple. I am really a ‘dinner and a movie’ type of person, and I love food, so surprise me and order something different or adventurous when it comes to food, and I’m like a kid at Halloween.
Since I was a kid, music has been a huge part of my life. My parents had a pretty solid vinyl collection and exposed me to some amazing artists.
Bambi, to a kid, was scary.
The thing is, I’ve never been a handsome leading-man type, so let’s not kid ourselves.
Since I was a kid it was a dream to play for Man United, and to be there at Old Trafford is the biggest dream of my career.
The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he’s a criminal instead of a scholar. It’s business.
Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want their kid to be a lawyer.
I’m just a little kid from Akron.
When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually.
I personally hate psychiatrists. When I was a kid, I saw quite a few of them, and they ruin everything.
Do you ever see a right-wing kid violently jumping lefty speakers? On campus, you either have silent appeasement or a bruise.
I watched westerns when I was a kid, like everybody else, but I wasn’t a total nerd or geek about it. I kind of fell in love with westerns heavily when I started watching Sergio Leone’s westerns.
You dream of your first NFL start when you’re a little kid, playing football in the backyard, but until you get there, you never know what to expect.
I was brought up as a normal kid.
When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street… except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened.
You want the players in the locker room to know you as that kid that fights ’til the end, has that never-say-die attitude.
I look at Messi, and he makes me laugh. A beautiful footballer who is still like a kid. A world superstar, but still a kid. Innocent, you know. He just plays.
I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
At the end of the day, I think that I’m making music for me as that 12-year-old kid in front of my boombox every day. I try to think about, if I’m that little kid, what would he like?
I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.
I remember learning as a kid that love meant loneliness and confusion.
I’ve always been into fashion since I was a kid. I love fashion. I appreciate it. I just enjoy dressing up and getting all the new sneakers and all the hot exclusive clothes – I did even when I was young.
If I make a change to a young kid to play any sport, not only tennis, instead of spending time in front of the TV or computer, that is good. I want to give them a good example: ‘Hey, go out and play and see the world.’
Since I was a kid, I was listening to hip-hop.
Golf was my first glimpse of comedy. I was a caddy when I was a kid. I was on the golf course rather than being in lessons, but I can play better now than I could then.
I was a sullen kid who smoked cigarettes and wore black every day, and I went to a school that was lacrosse players and Izods.
The people, the culture… there’s so much magic in Colombia, so I feel like being a kid, being able to have that, being able to also call Colombia my home, it was such an important part of my introduction as an artist, too, because it’s such a big part of my life as a human being.
The movie is actually from a book by Stephen King called The Body. When they were gonna put it to a motion picture, they found the story was a bit too strong for the title The Body, based on a young kid’s movie. It would be too heavy.
I remember as a kid having a balloon and accidentally letting the string go and watching it just float off and into the sky until it disappeared. And there’s something about that, even, that feels very much like what life is, you know, that it’s fleeting, and it’s temporal.
I remember being a kid and the Vietnam War was huge and looking at Watergate.
I never said that I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid. I didn’t know. I thought I was going to be a singer and musician. That’s what I had been doing, for a huge part of my life.
I never met a kid I liked.
I grew up a Washington Redskins fan, right? I’ve always wanted to play for the team as a kid. I always had dreams and aspirations to play for that team. So, for them to change the name, it really hurt. It hurt deep down inside.
Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read!
I think I’m probably a monster-of-the-week guy, and that comes back down to my old favorite show, which as a kid was always ‘Scooby-Doo.’
That experience with ‘Rent’ went by so fast. I was younger. I didn’t even really know what opening night was. And now I’m thinking back on the times I went to Broadway as a kid and the excitement I felt… And I’m realizing that I’m actually a part of that, so I’m learning to take it in, ’cause so often I shrug it away.
I’m a rock and roll kid, but to me, rock and roll isn’t just four idiots banging their instruments really loud.
I was the fat kid, so as a defense mechanism, I was the jokester.
In the old generation, if one kid bought a PlayStation 2 and the other kid bought an Xbox, at his house you played PlayStation, at your house you played Xbox. Now that it’s online, all those early buyers who… you want to play with, they’ve got their reputation online of who they are and how good they are at these games.
When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood – and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii.
When you’re around kids you can be a little kid yourself and pretend that life is magic and you don’t have to be one of those sweaty people going to work every day.
No, I ain’t a star – I’m just a kid from Brooklyn, living his dream.
‘LIFE Magazine’ decided to do a story about a young actress in Hollywood in 1954. And I made the cover. And I remember that the fellow who was doing the story on me said, ‘Listen, kid, I just want you to know, if Eisenhower gets a cold, you’re off the cover.’
Obviously as a kid you collect hockey cards.
I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school.
I’m a humble kid. I grew up with Filathlitikos. There were some people in Filathlitikos that taught to me how to stay humble. It was coach Tzivas that never allowed me to get carried away. That’s who I am.
I want to be a superhero dad to where my kid feel like everything I do is nothing wrong.
I play the sax, piano, guitar, bass… I started as a kid with piano lessons.
When I was a kid, I worked as a clerk at my parent’s motel. From when I was eight or nine, I rented rooms, helped with laundry, folding tons of towels. And then I also worked at my dad’s gas station more as a young adult and as an adult.
We’re just into toys, whether it’s motorcycles or race cars or computers. I’ve got the Palm Pilot right here with me, I’ve got the world’s smallest phone. Maybe it’s just because I’m still a big little kid and I just love toys, you know?
I think the hardest thing about making music now is being a great dad at the same time. There’s an insanity that goes with writing – a mad scientist thing that you have to go through – and sacrificing a kid’s upbringing to do that is not an option.
America isn’t Congress. America isn’t Washington. America is the striving immigrant who starts a business, or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kid a better life. America is the union leader and the CEO who put aside their differences to make the economy stronger.
I was just that kid in the family that you put on the table and watch it dance around, and you’re like, ‘Oh, look at that hyper kid!’
I remember reading the book ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ and I remember writing my goals down, and my number one goal in life was just to be a good husband and a good father someday. That was number one, as a 17-year-old kid.
The books I used to love as a kid, I used to read football books – and by that I mean soccer books – stories about boys in school who started to play football and then became the captain. I’d read them cover to cover. I just got lost in them.
There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.
Never in a million years did I think some kid from Amsterdam would be in a position not only would he be in the Money in the Bank and a fan favorite, but be informed and led by people like Paul Heyman.
I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character – teaches people about leadership and cooperation.
If you’re talking, you gotta back it up. When you’re a little kid, and you know you’re the fastest in your grade, and y’all go out for Field Day, you tell everybody you’re gonna win. You’re not worried about it, because you know you’re the fastest.
I was a little bit of a cocky kid.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been interested in the poetry of melancholy, if you like.
I was a little, uh, incorrigible as a kid, so the kitchen was a good place to give me structure and balance. It taught me hard work, but then I grew to love it.
As a kid, I was into music, played guitar in a band. Then I started acting in plays in junior high school and just got lost in the puzzle of acting, the magic of it. I think it was an escape for me.
I’m the worst liar – I can’t lie for my life. And I don’t lie at all, because I’m the worst liar – but as a kid, I thought I was a great liar, so I would lie all the time, but everybody knew I was lying.
My mother, we were a very poor family. When I was a kid, we would be in our little room, and there would be a knock on the door almost every night with a hobo begging for food. Even though we didn’t even have enough to eat, my mother always found something to give them.
When I was growing up in New York, we were the anomaly. Our family stayed, but back then families didn’t stay. Once you had a second kid, you immediately left, so the kids could run around outside.
My dad had me in Taekwondo when I was a kid, but I didn’t retain much of that.
I was that kid who was always practicing crying or falling asleep or being angry or being excited. I was that weirdo in my room making faces.
When I was a kid, this was always my dream: to live in New York.
I think I related more literally to the early ‘Spider-Man‘ comics from Steve Ditko because it could be upfront and direct about the problems of being a kid. He captured being a teenager so beautifully.
This mum comes up, she’s got a five-year-old kid and she says, ‘Can he have your autograph, you are his favourite person in the whole world.’ I thought, ‘How cool is that? I’ve got five-year-old fans,’ and as I’m signing this autograph, the mum goes, ‘Yeah, yeah, you’re by far the best Wiggle.’
So a lot of me is still a little kid, and I think that kind of helps alter my sense of reality – it makes me able to just become Belle every single night.
People tell you everything changes when you have a kid, but what nobody says is you don’t mind.
My mom raised us like we were still in the Philippines. She tried to cure everything at home like a real Filipino woman. You had to die to go to the hospital. My mom cured everything with Vicks VapoRub. I should’ve died nine times when I was a kid!
I personally don’t believe people really grow. They just learn stuff when they were a kid, and hold on to it, and that affects every relationship they have.
I’m a little kid from St. Louis, Missouri, on the inside.
Even as a kid, I never wanted to be famous; I wanted to be good.
My greatest memories as a kid were playing sports with my dad and watching sports with my dad.
You put a very talented kid in a structured environment, where they get to understand and believe how talented they are, and you’ll see some great results.
For the majority of the time, I may as well have been just a really tan white kid. You know, I may as well have just been, like, a fat kid.
When I was a kid, we’d go to the movies, and my parents would reach out to everyone around us in the theater, most of whom could barely afford the movie ticket. They’d hand out popcorn and Milk Duds, strike up conversations with them, lend shoulders to cry on, learn their names, and smile at everyone.
I was always an introvert as a kid. Then, when I first kind of came out as a human being, I used to be one of those guys who’d go nuts on the dance floor, and people would gather around.
I was very creative when I was a kid. Doing so much stuff, I think that creates a different coordination.
I’ve been doing musical theater since I was a kid. And look for a CD from me in the future. I want to write all the songs!
As a kid, I said, ‘I want to write for movies.’ When I finally had that opportunity it was like I was able to exhale. ‘Wow, I’m finally doing this for real.’
At 15, I was playing with the C team at Reims and I wanted to leave. It’s a difficult age for a kid – I wanted to go out with my mates, party… girls… that happens to everyone. Luckily, my mum told me: ‘You don’t know what you want, it’s football – it’s your dream and it could be a great job.’ She was right.
Only once in a thousand years or so do we get to hear a Mozart or see a Picasso or read a Shakespeare. Ali was one of them, and yet at his heart, he was still a kid from Louisville who ran with the gods and walked with the crippled and smiled at the foolishness of it all.
When I was a kid, I used to think, ‘Man, if I could ever afford all the ice cream I want to eat, that’s as rich as I ever want to be.’
When I was a little kid I wanted to be an artist or a painter. But once I got into boxing, all I wanted was to box.
I don’t sleep very much. I really like to work, though. I feel like a kid in a candy store.
I’m probably the only kid in history whose parents made him stop taking music lessons. They made me stop studying the accordion.
Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family’s Native American heritage. As a kid, I never thought to ask them for documentation – what kid would?
I’ve always had a complicated relationship with sleep. Even as a little kid, I never wanted to go to bed – it always seemed unfair in some way.
I grew up playing on unprepared surfaces where your wicket depended on quickly adapting to the bounce. As a kid, I could never differentiate off-spin from leg-spin. All I looked to do was to try to hit the ball before it pitched.
I love being around kids. When I see a kid that wants to talk to me or wants my autograph, I see myself in them. I just want to be a good example and be very approachable and want them to know that I’m just a regular guy, too.
As a kid, I watched every Madonna documentary and tour. I was obsessed with her – and with any pop star of the ’80s.
Singing actually came first. As a kid, I grew up singing in church and around the house.
I’m just going to try and be a good dad and not spoil the kid: give him love and encouragement but also discipline. Me and my woman, we don’t want him to feel too entitled.
I don’t think I’ve changed since I was a little kid.
Music and motorcycles was my thing when I was a kid.
I always loved hip-hop, being a black little kid. I always used to freestyle on the bus when I was young. It was always a part of my life.
I was always active as a kid. I was a professional figure skater for many years and I was a dancer, so it’s just been part of my life, and I think that creates a certain body type.
I’ve always had an entourage. Even when I was a little kid, I had a lot of little children following around me.
You want to spend more of the money you earn? You want to control your own healthcare, and you want to pick where your kid goes to school? Then, welcome to the new Republican party. That’s us.
When I was a kid, people who got divorced were people who had no gumption.
I’ll do anything to make my kid laugh.
You’ve got to be vulnerable when you’re talking to kids. There’s nothing worse than some adult standing up there just talking down to some kid. You can’t work that way.
I think how Chicago plays a role in my life – it had such a role in my youth and the decisions that I made as a kid and formulated who I am as an artist early on.
When I was a kid, I was a big fan of the regional scene. I read ‘Pro Wrestling Illustrated,’ and I watched Portland Wrestling and everything I could.
I have been a Chelsea fan ever since I was a kid and I felt well there right until the last day.
If a kid is reading a book about someone who looks like them but doesn’t talk like them, we stunt their growth by dissing them.
We lived in the bowels of New York City. It was a struggle just to survive. This nice suburban kid hadn’t had to do much of that before.
Nobody had a credit card when I was a kid. No one had credit card debt. But these big companies and banks wanted to know how to get more money out of people – get them charging things.